The next Mayor should channel the Victorians to make London the greenest capital in the world

London has always overcome the great natural and man-made challenges it has faced. In the Victorian era, industrialisation and empire supercharged London’s economy, leading its population to more than triple as people sought a more prosperous life. With them came a raft of problems, from sewage to disease, that eroded the quality of life forContinue reading “The next Mayor should channel the Victorians to make London the greenest capital in the world”

London: Global green city (IPPR)

6th April 2016 The mayor of London elected in May 2016 will face formidable environmental challenges. London’s air pollution is lethal and illegal, responsible for more illness and premature deaths than alcohol or obesity. Traffic congestion is rising. Greenhouse gas emissions are not on track to meet current targets, and around a million people liveContinue reading “London: Global green city (IPPR)”